Friday, December 23, 2016
Two days before Christmas and the fridge is almost too full, the freezer definitely is, and everyone is ready to stay home for a couple of days in between neighborhood walks. Excitement is in the air: there may be a little snow on Christmas Eve. Everywhere I've gone for the last few days, everyone has been talking about it.
Yesterday was a full day of soft, cold rain; during a short break in early evening, we drove around looking at Christmas lights in nearby neighborhoods. It's a yearly tradition. The small Bears sipped hot cocoa in the backseat and we old ones looked forward to something stronger afterward.
Today, the sun shines weakly through lingering clouds and it's cold and still a little damp. I've already been to the store for last-minute groceries and now the afternoon stretches out, movies and egg nog in the offing. I still have gifts to wrap, but it will get done. I should try to finish today, because if it really does snow tomorrow night, I won't be able to stop watching to do anything else.
I wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases!